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2014-01-21 16:23:40

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study suggests previous research overestimated PTSD in young cancer patients; new findings highlight the ability of children to adjust and even thrive in response to challenges MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study found that despite being diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, childhood cancer patients are no more likely than their healthy peers to develop post-traumatic stress...

2014-01-21 10:57:23

Fewer chances to marry is another consequence A novel examination of the long-lasting consequences that World War II had on continental Europeans finds that living in a war-torn country increased the likelihood of a number of physical and mental problems later in life. Experiencing the war was associated with a greater chance of suffering from diabetes, depression and heart disease as older adults, according to the study. Because so many men died during the conflict, the war also...

2014-01-21 10:55:45

The first 30 seconds of a social encounter is crucial for people with symptoms of schizophrenia for establishing contact with people, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London. Using motion capture technology more commonly found in the film industry, the researchers studied social interactions of patients in a group and analysed the patterns of verbal and non-verbal communication. Publishing in the journal PLOS ONE today (Monday 20 January), researchers...

2014-01-20 23:24:00

There is much talk about lawyers suffering from depression and anxiety but there is little practical help available. CPD Interactive together with Dr Craig Hassad has developed a new online course for lawyers to assist with stress, anxiety and depression. (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 http://cpdinteractive.com.au/ We know many lawyers suffer from anxiety/depression. So what can we do about it? CPD Interactive together with Dr Craig Hassad, a GP, lecturer and holistic health expert has launched...

2014-01-20 23:23:55

Social Anxiety Secrets designed by Todd Snyder is the latest program that teaches people how to build their confidence and self-esteem quickly and easily. A full review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if Social Anxiety Secrets is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is a strong fear of being embarrassed and being judged by other people. Social Anxiety Secrets is the latest program that teaches people how to improve their...

2014-01-19 23:02:53

Research Team at VA Boston Healthcare System Uses Latest Technologies in Human DNA Analysis Brockton, MA (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 2.4 million American adults have schizophrenia, or 1.1% of the US population over the age of 18. Mental health experts say schizophrenia has long been known to run in families. “Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness with a strong hereditary factor,” states Dr. Lynn DeLisi,...

2014-01-18 23:04:22

How To Free Yourself From Trauma Phobias And Anxiety In 7 Days Or Less designed by Robert Mantell is the latest program that teaches people how to make most forms of anxiety and fear disappear forever. A full review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if How To Free Yourself From Trauma Phobias And Anxiety In 7 Days Or Less is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 How To Free Yourself From Trauma Phobias And Anxiety In 7 Days Or Less, made by Robert Mantell, is the...

2014-01-18 23:02:14

Super Bowl XLVIII Event Raises Money for The Bipolar and Mood Disorders Research Fund at Lindner Center of HOPE Mason, Ohio (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 The fifth annual Touchdown for HOPE Super Bowl Sunday event will take place on February 2, 2014 at the Great American Ballpark Champions Club. Touchdown for HOPE is a classy, upscale Super Bowl party with big screen televisions, plush seating, and signature Cincinnati food favorites, with the addition of some New York-style fare and cocktails...

2014-01-17 23:04:55

Treatment Center to Help Raise Funds for Eating Disorder Awareness (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 The Recovery Village is excited to be a sponsor of the upcoming Golf for H.O.P.E. Tournament. The tournament will take place on January 20th, at the Golden Bear Club at Keene's Point, Windermere, Florida. The event will raise funds to support H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat), a nonprofit organization that supports the prevention and awareness of eating disorders. H.O.P.E. provides...

2014-01-17 12:24:52

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are no significant differences in the number of psychotropic medications that adults with intellectual disabilities are prescribed and the number that all other adults with mental health conditions are prescribed, according to a five-year study conducted by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care). The study, which was initiated by concerns about the widespread use of psychotropic medication among individuals with...


Latest Abnormal psychology Reference Libraries

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Phobophobia
2013-12-24 12:34:07

Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. This phobia can also be defined as the fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed this phobia, their condition might be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety...

Cynophobia
2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

Entomophobia
2013-12-24 10:17:24

Entomophobia, known also as insect phobia, is a specific phobia of one or more classes of insects. More specific cases include apiphobia (fear of bees) and myrmecophobia (fear of ants). The symptoms regarding this phobia are much like of the symptoms regarding many other irrational fears. An entomophobic is expected to experience enough anxiety upon viewing or otherwise coming into contact with an insect that he or she experiences full-blown panic attacks. With the extreme and serious...

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